Rotary Club of Worcester
We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
225 Shrewsbury StWorcester, MA 01604United States
Frank Doherty introduced the speaker, Tom Sturiale, a former co-worker of Frank's from Corning, and previously President of Jamesbury. Tom discussed some of his career history, and some leadership principles.
Val Callahan, along with leading our club in song, wanted to let the club know that currently, our club has $78 per capita donations to The Rotary Foundation under Frank's year as President. We need $1100 more dollars to make it an average of $100 per capita. Once we do that, we move to the head of the cue to qualify for more grants for NIC View and other projects. Right now, District Governor Rich Dietz will match you for up to 200 Rotary Recognition Points for every dollar you contribute up to $200. Also, we will use Rotary Recognition Points to give Kate Moody a Paul Harris Fellow to thank her for her service to our club. Membership Chair Bob Mangan stepped right up and donated $50, and several other club members joined him.
Charles Cullum of Worcester State asked for help with RYLA - please go to www.ryla7910.org for details and signup
Finally, Chris Crowley mentioned that Polar Beverages donated Ginger Beer(makes a great Dark and Stormy), and Pomegranate Sangria Seltzer to the Rotary District event. Thanks Chris! Not just for the donation, but because the Pomegranate Sangria flavor is terrific!
New member Liz Foss pulled her own ticket in the raffle - but gave the money back to the club. Thanks Liz!
Next week - Andrew Davis, the Airport Director will be the main speaker. The slate of officers for 2013-2014 will also be voted on.
Click after the link for the slate...
Frank Doherty welcomed Gary Richard (left) and Jay Gardiner (right) from EZ-ID. http://www.ez-id.org/ Previously, they worked together at the Molly Bish Foundation
Gary P. Richard is the inventor of the EZ-ID License Plate Program. After seeing the news reports on the abductions of two children, he decided to do something about child abduction. Gary also appeared on Shark Tank for another of his inventions, a plastic can-top.
Major Babbitt of the Salvation Army was given a donation from the club
And Liz Foss from Seniors helping Seniors joined the club.
The Worcester Rotary Club was run by Past President Ken Harling, in Frank Doherty's absence.
Ken welcomed Ms. Alex Kartheiser of Abby's House and the club made a donation.
The Club also gave a donation and welcomed Gordon Hargrove of Friendly House
Current Membership Chair Bob Mangan created an auction raffle that was won by Tim McGee
Bud Lane donated $5 to Happy Dollars, and recommended a great read in this month's Rotarian Magazine.
Matt Tucker of the Nashoba Valley Rotary Club also visited.
Featured Speaker Phil Wettengel of the United Way discussed their nonprofit's programs
Look forward to learning about the EZ-ID License Plate program next week!
President Frank Doherty presented awards as Bob Mangan earned his first Paul Harris award, and Chuck Hudson and Don Deprez achieved additional Paul Harris fellows.
Valentine Callahan also spoke on behalf of the Rotary Foundation
David Frazier collected Happy Dollars.
Finally, the speaker, Larry Cultera author of 'Classic Diners of Massachusetts', showed slides of diners in Massachusetts and New England, gave some history of each one, and showed what they looked like in the past and at the present time.
Next week, Ken Harling will lead the club as Frank Doherty is on vacation, and the club gets to hear Phil Wettengel, from the United Way
First - Prayers this evening for Boston and the injured from the Marathon Bombings.
President Frank Doherty welcomed Ron Charette of the South Worcester Neighborhood Center.
Ron described how generational poverty continues in Worcester, and some of the services, solutions and actions to remedy the problem.
Ronan Tynan graced the club with song to start the meeting (Thanks to Ken Harling and his Blackberry)
Next week, Larry Cultera discussing classic diners
My apologies for the lack of a newsletter last week. I now know a lot of people read the newsletter, because many folks asked me where it was :-)
April 4th, Frank Doherty welcomed Liz Foss from Seniors helping Seniors.
We also welcome new members Patrick Harvey and Chad Hoover White
Upcoming April 11th, please welcome Denise Minor of the South Worcester Neighborhood Improvement Center
March 28th Meeting
Frank Doherty welcome former Mayor John Anderson
Frank Doherty and Bob Mangan also welcome new member David Moheban
Don Deprez received the Benefactor Award from the Rotary Foundation
Friday Night there was a Public Relations Expo, and Val Callahan sang the National Anthem
Bob Mangan presented the NICView project at the Expo
See everyone on April 11th
Frank Doherty returned home from his vacation in Arizona to preside over the meeting.
Roger Frost was able to get some Happy Dollars, and it was good to see John Murtha and Bud Lane at the club.
Kelly Wilcox of Clearway Clinic at 258 Shrewsbury Street describes the services that Clearway provides.
Kelly was accompanied by Brenda Nickerson, outreach manager for Clearway Clinic (Pictured below with Duffie Wyatt)
Laurie Savoy has done wonderful work promoting the Worcester Rotary Club at local events, and also Bob Mangan also with his membership coordinator role. The club is very thankful for their efforts.
Next week - please welcome John Anderson, former Mayor of Worcester
President Frank Doherty sends his best wishes from Arizona, he missed quite a meeting with many new visitors.
Today the Worcester Rotary Club had Russian Entreprenurial Women visitors from Royce Anderson and the International Center. The women introduced themselves well, and explained their types of
Gary McConnell told the club about his excellent experience at the Salvation Army serving dinner to the needy.
Bud Lane collected happy dollars, and made some funny jokes about Soviet Rubles and American Dollars.
Roger Frost won the raffle, and donated the money back to the club. Thanks Roger!
And Worcester Sharks President Michael Mudd discussed a sports franchise in Worcester
Great meeting, everyone made some new friends. Was nice to meet Mark McCaffrey of Fast Mailing of Stoughton who visited the club.
See you next week for Clearway Pregnancy
President Frank Doherty welcomed District Gov Rich Dietz to induct our new members and also a visit from Lt. Gov. Tim Murray.
(pictured: Che Anderson, Laurie Savoy, Membership Chair Bob Mangan, District Governor Rich Dietz, and Tom Rizzo)
Lt. Governor Tim Murray discussed Vocational Education in the Commonwealth.
Kevin Finklestein and Jordan from Becker College also spoke about starting a Rotaract Club.
Senator Mike Moore also visited the club.
Great to see so many new faces at Rotary - Here are some other pictures
See everyone next week!
Frank Doherty announced a special guest next week.
Worcester's own Lt. Governor, Tim Murray!
Please come next week, Thursday March 7th, and enjoy the fine food at The Coral Seafood, and meet some Rotarians as we induct 4 new members
President Doherty asked Laurie Savoy to sing, and she let the Rotarians in an excellent rendition of 'The Grand Ole Flag'
Today, Tom Rizzo introduced Dr. David Rosman of the Mass General Imagining, and he discussed the benefits and improvements in 3D imaging.
It was also great to see Bud Lane, and John Murtha at today's meeting.
Below, Roger Frost and John Murtha reminisce.
Don made his wife, Lynda, a Paul Harris Fellow.
Ken collected "happy dollars" from many, including Cheryl.
Alina Eisenhauer of Sweet Worcester presented a very interesting program about how she started her business in Worcester. She also brought delicious sweets for dessert.
Lee had an interesting conversation with her after the meeting.
A rose was presented by Elaine to each of the two lovely Valentines brought by their spouses.
Tim Consedine of the Boston office of the US Labor Statistics was welcomed to the club by David Frazier
Please welcome new members Che Anderson and Laurie Savoy!
A Special Treat with Alina Eisenhaur of Sweet Worcester addressing the club next week. Spouses welcome!
Royce Anderson and George Bernardin have scheduled a meeting on February 21, at 1:30 [after the club meeting] to discuss possible international service projects. All interested club members are invited to attend.
Also, here are some pictures from the African Museum of Art
Welcome to Rich Prager appreciation week :-)
Sadly, Rich was unable to attend, and we have no pictures from the excellent meeting at the African Art Museum with the founder of Nypro, Inc, Gordon Langdon.
Current President Frank Doherty reports
We had 14 Rotarians plus guest Jean Bishop attending the January 17th meeting in the African Art Museum in Clinton, which Gordon Langton addressed. Gordon is the founder of Nypro Inc., the largest plastic producer in the world. He has retired from an active role in Nypro and now his primary activity is collecting: African Art for this gallery; Russian Icons in his other museum; and a large collection of Buddhas, which as yet doesn't have a museum home. He thinks his African collection exceeds even the holdings of such great museums as the Metropolitan and the MFA. His Russian Icon collection is the most extensive in the world outside of Russia. Following Gordon's talk, 12 of us had lunch at the Via Alto (High Street) in downtown Clinton.
See you back at The Coral Seafood next week.
Frank Doherty welcomed Shen Yun, who cave a presentation entitled "Appreciating Shen Yun and Traditional Chinese Culture"
Below is a picture of new member Che Anderson, speaking to Laurie Savoy and Bob Mangan.
The speech will be at the African Museum at 12:00 noon, followed by lunch at 1:00 PM at Via Alto 27 restaurant.
The Membership meeting has been moved to Jan 24th, also.
The speech will be at the African Museum at 12:00 noon, followed by lunch at 1:00 PM at Via Alto 27 restaurant
house after lunch.
Worcester Rotary Club President Frank Dhoerty welcomed Robert Murdock (picture below) of Destination Worcester to address the club.
Club members learned about the city's efforts to promote Worcester as a Destination, as well as Mr. Murdock's success in marathons. (As pointed out by member Chet Caswell)
Membership director Bob Mangan spoke about an upcoming membership meeting, and the success of the NICView project.
Thanks to Frank and Elaine Doherty, Cheryl Marc and her nephew Michael, Tim McGee, and Brad Wyatt for helping to serve 89 people Christmas Dinner at the Salvation Army. It was the largest turnout seen at the Salvation Army in recent years.
Did you make any New Year's Resolution this year? Either way, PLEASE fill out amd return the Worcester Rotary Club SURVEY from Royce Anderson and George Bernardin -> Please send results to email@example.com
I'm filling mine out right now!
Also - Pictures from the Dec 20th meeting were added, and there is no meeting this week, Dec 27th.
Jan 3rd, please welcome Robert Murdock from Destination Worcester
Happy New Year!
Thanks to speaker of the day, Jill Dagilis, the executive director of the Worcester Community Action Council.
Thanks to Rich Prager - here are some photo's
No meeting on 12/27, the next meeting is 1/3/13 with a board meeting preceeding at 11AM.
On Dec 23rd, we will help serve Christmas Dinner to the needy at the Salvation Army.
At the Glug party on Dec 13th, the Worcester Rotary Club raised more than $1000 for the Club's service fund. Thanks as always to Paul Shusas and Bengt Hansson.
Please look on the Rotary Web Page for pictures from the Christmas Party, or click on the link below.
Also - the Rotarians that rang the bell for the Salvation Army at Sam's Club raised over $1000. Funny story during Skip Hall's bell ringing on Saturday, 12/15: His partner, Laurie Savoy, (visiting Rotarian from N.H.) who is also a singer, brought sheet music of Christmas carols and the two of them spent their two hours seranading the shoppers. (Wish we had a picture!).
Instead, I'll toss in a picture of Skip Hall, Bob Johnson, Ken Harling, and Roger Frost ringing the Salvation Army Bells.
Don't forget, the annual Rotary Christmas Party is Thursday, Dec 13th at the Coral Seafood!
Plenty of fun, raffles, and good times. Please come, and bring friends. Please call older Rotarians and let them know.
Here are some pictures of past years Christmas Party's.
Before we recap the Dec 6th Worcester Rotary Club Meeting...
ANNUAL GLUG CHRISTMAS PARTY - Dec 13th 12:15PM - All Rotarians and friends's are invited!
We raised a lot of $ last year for the Club at the Glug party: $1200
At the Dec 6th meeting, Dr. Mark Brenner, a radiologist from St. Vincent Hospital, presented a program describing an expensive hi-tech machine (CyberKnife) that destroys cancer tumors using radiosurgery. Several of his assistants were engaged in a lively conversation with Chris Crowley after the meeting.Roy Balfour and Bob Mangan spoke of the ongoing fundraising efforts to purchase NICView videocameras for the UMassMemorial NICU, and the "hat was passed" and another $140.00 was raised.
Also - there is a SURVEY from Royce Anderson and George Bernardin -> Please send results to firstname.lastname@example.org
See you at the Rotary Christmas Party!
A warm Rotary welcome to Franklin and Mingi Bodine from Boylston, MA.
Franklin works at Intel designing computer chips, and Mingi homeschools their daughter.
Due to a wonderful benefit from working at Intel - a sabbatical every seven years, the Bodine family recently traveled to the Middle East. They returned with many wonderful pictures and experiences that they shared with Rotary International. Mingi explained how the different religious factions live in peace with commerce in Israel, and Franklin explained the biblical history of Jerusalem, and even the tomb that perhaps was where Jesus arose from the dead.
What an interesting, and insightful PowerPoint presentation that the Bodine's created. They shared so many interesting facts, such as sea level being well above the water, and the historical naming of the Red Sea, to the pictures of the Middle East spices, and how everyone gets along peacefully with commerce as a mutual goal.
Don't forget - the annual Christmas Glug Party will be Dec 13th at The Coral Seafood. Ken Harling sends his regrets, as he'll be having other adult beverages in a secret, undisclosed location near a beach.
Also - Bob Johnson is looking for helpers for the Salvation Army Christmas Meal - Dec 23rd from 4-6PMish. Please see Bob and sign up.
Bob is also looking for Salvation Army Bell ringers for Dec 8th, and Dec 15th. Slots are open from 10-noon, noon-2, and 2-4. Please sign up, and ring the bell for charity.
Next week at The Coral Seafood - fine food every week - Please come to a meeting and try some!
Dan Vinton introduced Eddy Orrizzi of Baseball in Africa.
Frank Doherty introduced Elizabeth Folcarelli of You Inc to discuss the efforts made to help children.
Later that day, at the UMassMemorial Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Rotary Club President Frank Doherty presented Dr. Alan Picarillo with a check for $6000.00 to purchase videocams for the incubators so parents can watch their baby in real time. Additonal funds will be coming to purchase a total of 45 cameras from clubs in our area. A special thanks to Elaine Doherty for personally donating funds for a camera.
What a great program to help infants and their family. Look for more NICView update in the future. Thanks to Assistant Governor Roy Balfour for getting the ball rolling!
Thank you to all the Veterans who served and protected America. Your sacrifices will never be forgotten.
The Worcester Rotary Club was lucky enough to have member Ed Hall fascinate us with stories about WWII and his missions.
Ed's incredible experience can be downloaded here. I'd encourage everyone to read about his experience, and the sacrifices and risks that our servicemen faced.
Here are some pictures that accompanied Ed Hall's lecture.
Thank you Veterans everywhere for protecting our freedoms!
The Worcester Rotary Club, under the leadership of membership chair Bob Mangan, exhibited at the Worcester Business Expo.
Bob's Note from the show, and some pictures below.
I want to thank everyone for making the Business Expo a complete success! We were able to build awareness in the business community with our strong presence at the show, we built credibility with this year’s NICView project and we gathered some strong leads for membership.
The expo was a success because of your support, involvement and presence. We contributed to the basket, signed up to attend to booth duty, printed fliers, delivered our message and had fun doing it! I especially want to thank Dan Vinton for making the booth possible and also the board of directors for approving and providing funds for this very important event.
The winner of our basket was Courtney Feeley Karp of Prince Lobel Tye, LLP, a law firm in Boston.
Thank you for all your support!
(Also - I heard member Dr. Satya Mitra 'The Tax Guru' gave a terrific presentation as well)
Next meeting is Nov 8th at The Coral Seafood, where the Worcester Rotary Club has bene enjoying fine lunchoen meetings. Come visit!
As always - the food at The Coral Seafood was terrific - Salmon, Rice, Veggies, and Lentil Soup.
Next week - NO MEETING - as the Worcester Rotary Club asks its members to visit the Rotary Booth at the Business Expo at the DCU center.
Our speaker was Alan P. Picarillo, MD, FAAP, neonatologist
They treat newborns with problems during their first month of life. There are seven neonatologists and forty-nine beds. They have five cameras operational.
This week was Rich Prager appreciation week (Along with his company at the Rotary meeting this week, we miss his fine photos and writeups!).
Next week (10-25-2012) is Rich Prager as speaker week - The topic is Issues in Psychology. Everyone bring your questions.
Also - Instead of a meeting on Nov 1st, 2012, we are asking Rotarians to man our booth at the Business Expo at the DCU center. See Bob Mangan for details.
Please click HERE to purchase tickets to Ronan Tynan 100 Year Worcester Rotary Club Anniversary concert on March 3rd, 2012 at 7:00PM at Mechanics Hall
Click HERE or on the Picture of Ronan to watch a YouTube
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100 Year Anniversary Ronan Tynan Concert
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012
Price: $39 / $49
TICKETS AVAIABLE NOW.
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Thanks to Chris Crowley for giving the Worcester Rotary Club a tour of his facility (and free samples of such wonderful beverages as Orange Dry, and Orange/Vanilla Seltzer)
Chris donated lunch, and gave a great tour of Polar Beverages.
Dan Vinton won the raffle, and donated it back to the Club - Thanks Dan!
The members looked very silly with their hairnets too!
Next week - Jack Judge will be talking about World War II and the Battle of the Bulge.
Back at "The Coral Seafood" next week!
Ashley Emerson Gilbert was joined by Brigid Palcic and Jesse Mattleman to introduce the Worcester Rotary Club to Seven Hills Global Outreach.
Ashley described the work being done by Seven Hills Global Outreach in Haiti, Sierra Leone, and many other countries across the globe.
There were many sad dollars collected for Peter Wyatt, who passed away on January 24th.
Click HERE for his obituary
Next week - Rotary Club is meeting at Polar Beverages. Member Chris Crowley will be hosting and giving a tour at his facility, Polar Beverages.
Please meet at Polar Beverages, 1001 Southbridge St, in Worcester, instead of our normal meeting at The Coral Seafood.
Any questions - please call Brad @ (508) 400-7007.
Tracy O'Connell Novick, the Vice Chair of the School Committee updated the Worcester Rotary Club on the state of the Worcester Public School System
The Worcester Rotary Club Raised $1617.23 over two days of Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army.
Thanks to Ron Frazier, and my wife, Duffie who helped serve food at Salvation Army on Jan 15th, also.
On Dec 18th, Cheryl Marc (and her two nephews, Michael and Gregory), Ron Frazier Satya Mitra, Bob Johnson, and myself with my son Brad Jr helped feed the hungry.
Thanks to Satya Mitra for having Roger Frost on his WTAG radio show, "Not Just Money" on Jan 8th
Please keep Peter Wyatt in your prayers, as his health is quickly deteriorating
Next week's speaker is Jow Sullivan regarding Haiti
Wow. What a great turnout for the 99th Annual Worcester Rotary Glug Party.
It was great to see old timers like Bud Lane, and Matt Stepanski debate about how many years of Rotary service each had under their belt. In fact, Matt gave a great talk abot the 1st Rotary Glug party back in 1912...
The Worcester Rotary Club would like to publically thank Paul Shustas for donating his time, talent, and treasure and organizing a tremendous raffle fundraiser, that raised $1205 for the Worcester Rotary Club!
Also - Bengt Hansson deserves accolades for concocting his special Glug, that certainly livened up the party.
I'd also like to point out the guests that visted the Glug party, and made it a ton of fun.
Tom Buckley - visiting Rotarian from Albany
Barbara and Peter Wyatt
Finally, I'd like to thank the Rotary Club Volunteers that raised $754.82 by ringing the bell for the Salvation Army in front of Sam's Club last weekend. (Frank Doherty, Cheryl Marc, Bob Johnson, Dan Goldman, Brad Wyatt, Tim McGee)
This week, let's see if that total can be beaten by George Butler, David Frazier, Roger Frost, Brad Wyatt, Ken Harling, and Skip Hall). From 10-4 at Sam's Club. Here is a picture from last year.
There is no Rotary Club meeting until Jan 5th, please enjoy the holidays with your family and friends.
Oh - and click HERE if you need a good idea for a Christmas Present!
Finally - Thanks to Butler-Dearden for stepping up and becoming the first sponsor of the Ronan Tynan 100 Year Concert. (And - Thanks to Cheryl Marc and Curry Printing for their tremendous support as well)
Worcester Rotary Club thanks Paul Shustas and for donating flowers and arrangements for the 2011 Christmas Party!
This year - the Annual Christmas Party will be at Maxwell Silverman's on Dec 15th, at 12:15.
Raffle Tickets for this year are (1 ticket for $5, 3 tickets for $10, 7 tickets for $20, and 10 tickets for $50 [Which includes a dozen roses delivered anywhere in Worcester])
PLEASE invite a friend, and let's share some Glug and raise some money for charity.
Please contact any past Rotarians, and let them know to please come, attend our Annual Christmas Party.
Club Assembly Meeting was a Success!
Thanks to Frank Doherty for stepping up and being elect President-Elect by the Club.
Also - it was nice to see returning member Jay Horwitz
Ed Hall told of wonderful remembrances for Monique Doyle, who recently passed away.
Salvation Army Servers are needed for Sunday Dec 18th (Thanks to Satya Mitra, Cheryl Marc for stepping up). We still need two more servers.
Members signed up for Bell Ringing for Salvation Army at Sam's Club on Dec 10th, and Dec 18th. Please see Bob Johnson if interested, there are a couple slots left to be filled.
Bob Johnson also gave a terrific attendance report, I think the fine food at The Coral Seafood has definately improved attendance.
Next week's menu
Chicken, Shrimp, Creole Soup
Baked Stuffed Sole with sundried tomato, spinach, and feta. Topped with house cracker crumbs
Grilled cajun marinated chicken topped with carmelized onions
Mixed Veggies and Rice
Blueberry muffin bread pudding topped with whipped cream
Frank Doherty will be working with Brad Wyatt on creating an officer slate for the upcoming year
Glug Party is looking for a home, prospects are Maxwell's and Il Forno.
Ken Harling and Brad Wyatt will be looking for corporate sponsors for the 100 year Ronan Tynan Anniversary Concert
Cheryl Marc (THANKS!!!) for making the Rotary broshures that were at the Worcester Chamber of Commerce Breakfast! (Thanks Dan Vinton!)
Cheryl Marc is also working on business card invitations
Service Fund has scheduled a formal meeting for Jan 12th, after the regular club meeting.
Potential idea to partner with a restaurant for the Ronan Tynan event
I promised to print out 15 copies of something for Roger Frost and others- alas, I cannot recall what I was supposed to print. Please help out a fellow Rotarian, and remind me at email@example.com
See you next week!
No, we did not have Rotary on Thanksgiving.
However Cheryl Marc, Gary MacConnell, Charles Cullum, and Bob Johnson donated their time at the Salvation Army.
Mike Lanava of the Worcester Chamber of Commerce informed the Worcester Rotary Club about the state of the business community in Worcester
Questions abounded on how to network with the many new small and minority businesses in Worcester. Mike did a great job explaining the work that the Chamber does in Worcester to assist business (like fighting the unrealistic new elevator requirements for older buildings)
Several Rotarians volunteered to serve meals to the poor at Salvation Army this Sunday. Please note, for this week only the time is changed to 4PM, and the location is the same, 640 Main St. Also, remember to enter through the back door and do NOT park in the liquor store lot, as they tow.
Congrats to Val Callahan who was named District Governor for 2014-15.
Please note - in two weeks, there will be a regular meeting on Dec 1st at the Coral Seafood (Not the Chamber of Commerce Breakfast as previously planned)
This will be a Club Assembly, where we will discuss the 100 year celebration and membership and leadership.
Also - the Worcester Rotary Club will be looking for volunteers to ring the Salvation Army bell in two hour shifts from 10AM to 4PM on Dec 10th, and 17th at Sam's Club.
Alexis Zequeira of The Nativity School discussed "Making an Impact" in Worcester
Nativity School of Worcester is an accredited, independent, Jesuit middle school that provides a quality, all-scholarship education to underserved boys of all faiths. Drawing upon four pillars - strength, scholarship, character, and service - a Nativity education inspires self-discovery, responsibility, spiritual growth, and a lifelong dedication to learning.
Patrick Donlin, a junior at Assumption College, relayed progress on a broshure for the Worcester Rotary Club's 100th anniversary.
After the meeting, Frank Doherty led a Membership Committee meeting
Next week - Mike Lanava describes Worcester Chamber of Commerce mission and action items in Worcester
After the meeting there will be a board meeting
FIrst - Thank you to Colin Novick who explained the Greater Worcester Land Trust
Welcome to a rare two week edition of the Rotary Rocket. As the author (me), was out of town last week, I was unable to create the weekly story.
Our main speaker on Oct 20th was Gary Rosen, of WCRN 830am radio, the RAVE (Rosen and Vecchio Experience). Former teacher, school committee member and city councilor Rosen discussed education, and current local issues and the upcoming municipal election.
Click below for more...
Worcester Rotary Club now meets at The Coral Seafood on Shrewsbury St.
Their food has been INCREDIBLE. I urge all Rotarians to try to get a chance to sample the Chowda, or Swordfish Steaks, and other culinary creations!
In fact - the food was so good, that Roger Frost was able to easily collect many happy dollars from happy customers
District Governor Tom Polito awarded the Worcester Rotary Club the 100% Paul Harris Fellow award
Read more about the 100% Paul Harris Fellow recognition here.
The Worcester Rotary Club is jumping into online social media.
New Worcester Rotary Club Facebook page
Facebook Event for Ronan Tynan
PLEASE click on these hyperlinks above, and join the groups.
This is a walk before you run, but with the help of the volunteer Assumption students, we should be able to generate some buzz through social media.
Obviously, this Internet presence is a work in progress - so please let me know what needs to be improved.
By the way - Click through the Worcester Rotary Club facebook page to see a link with positive Press Release from UMass Medical and the Backpacks for kids program!!!
Ray Mariano, previous Worcester Mayor and current director of the Worcester Housing Authority explained his new work or learn program!
Valentine Callahan introduced José Reyes and his daughter Hilda from the Dominican Republic.
Through the Rotary program and Gift of Life, One year and four month old Hilda was successfully operated on for her congential heart defect.
Val did a tremendous job organizing the logistics and supporting the Reyes family during their stay!
Len and CherylAnn Gengel explained the vision, the 'Be Like Brit' foundation to build an orphanage in Haiti.
Frank Carroll spoke passionately about Worcester, and the "Night of Stars - Celebrity Gala"
Welcome to Week Two at the Coral Seafood!
Thanks to Jacqueline Vachon-Jackson aka "Jackie!" for visiting the club as guest speaker and discussing Economic Development and Workforce Development in Worcester!
Click below the jump for details about upcoming meetins...
First meeting at the Coral Seafood with Worcester Magazine's own Jeremy Shulkin.
Discussing the 'lack of walls' at South High, his experience teaching in England, and reporting the news in Worcester, MA
Worcester Rotary Club will be 'testing' out a move to The Coral Seafood on August 25th.
Same wonderful members, different (hopefully quieter, more professional) location.
Beth Proko of Worcester Citizens for Busines spoke
David Ortendahl, who works at the Career Development Center at Worcester Polytechnical Institute, gave a fine presentation on WPI's popular and new majors (Bioinformatics?!?), and job growth/career prospects for students.
"The Tax Guru" Satya Mitra recounted his travels as a financial planner delegate to China.
District Governor 2013-2014 Doug Detweiler installs
(from left to right)
Bradford Wyatt, Lee Bishop
Frank Doherty, Don Deprez
Val Callahan, and Jonathan Vo
Congratulations - As of July 2012, 100% of the members of the Worcester Rotary Club are Paul Harris Fellows!!!
Congrats and special thanks to Val Callahan for her tireless efforts.
Worcester Rotary Club is honored to donate $2500 to Quinsigamond Community College, Becker College, and Worcester State University.
Worcester Rotary: The Rocket
February 18th 2010
Representative Lewis Evangelidis
Congratulations to Rod White
a new Paul Harris Fellow